Recall Roundup: Honda Expands Takata Recall Again, Range Rover Evoque Transmission Issues

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

Land Rover has issued a recall for nearly 40,000 examples of the 2014 and 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, all of which are located in China. The recall comes after a Chinese television program exposed Evoque owners suffering from transmission issues, including poor shifting, excessive noise, and an inability to put the car in Park. Along with replacing the affected transmissions, Land Rover is extending its transmission warranty to seven years or roughly 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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Recall Roundup: Honda Engine Replacements, Toyota EV Issues, and Others

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

Honda is recalling a small number of 2014-2015 Accords and 2015 CR-Vs for an issue with their engine short blocks. An improperly torqued connecting rod bolt might have missed inspectors in 137 vehicles, so the manufacturer is offering up short block replacements to remedy the issue. In case you're wondering, the short block consists of the engine block itself, along with any internal components (connecting rods, etc.).

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Recall Roundup: Nissan Hood Latches, Hyundai Electronics, FCA Ignition Switches

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

FCA is expanding an older recall this week. This one affects its minivans and crossovers, and it's related to the ignition switch; the initial recall stated that a single component could be replaced, but now that's been expanded to include the entire ignition switch assembly. The owners of these vehicles have already been notified.

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NHTSA Wants to Go After Drowsy Drivers Despite a Lack of Data

Gathering that data might be difficult, as well.

Drunk driving isn't the only kind of impaired driving. Anything that affects your coordination, attention, and response time can be considered impairing, including being tired. In fact, driving drowsy can present many of the same effects as driving drunk. It's a wonder why nobody is concerned about it, then. Oh, wait ... the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is very concerned about it, and it wants the public to be, too. The only trouble is an lack of supporting data.

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Tweaking Traffic Signals: Yet Another Way to Make Driving Easier on Everyone

Surely, there's got to be a better way than the status quo.

Nobody really likes traffic. Sure, there are benefits to not getting home five minutes earlier (letting the dog out becomes somebody else's problem), but traffic generally represents an overwhelmingly negative part of our on-road existence. Thankfully, certain municipalities and states are working to tackle the issue of making traffic smarter, and it all revolves around the signals themselves.

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Formula One Fans: Your Brand New Safety Cars are Ready for the 2015 Season

If there's one thing that screams "safety," it's an AMG badge.

We're less than a week away from the start of the 2015 FIA Formula One season. Drivers and teams have been hard at work preparing for a season filled with new regulations. Mercedes-Benz has been preparing, too, albeit for a different reason; the brand is releasing two new safety vehicles this year, in conjunction with their releases to the market at large.

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